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Why does it take 6-8 weeks to transfer points to airline programs?

Why does it take 6-8 weeks to transfer points to airline programs?

Old May 28, 19, 3:16 pm
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Why does it take 6-8 weeks to transfer points to airline programs?

Everyone else manages to do it immediately or, at the very worst, within 72 hours.

With Hyatt it takes FOREVER. It can't be that hard to do the transfer protocol a bit more often!
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Old May 28, 19, 7:29 pm
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I'd guess that it usually happens fairly quickly, but pretty much everyone uses the 6-8 week language as a CYA manoeuvre.
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Old May 28, 19, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
Everyone else manages to do it immediately or, at the very worst, within 72 hours.

With Hyatt it takes FOREVER. It can't be that hard to do the transfer protocol a bit more often!
The real question should be... why would anyone WANT to transfer Hyatt points into airline miles? That's a terrible use of points. I have a better idea... transfer your points to me and I'll BUY you airline miles!
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Old May 28, 19, 10:38 pm
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if a transfer actually doesn't take only 1 or 2 days, that may be an indication that it's still a truly manual process.

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Old May 29, 19, 5:40 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I'd guess that it usually happens fairly quickly, but pretty much everyone uses the 6-8 week language as a CYA manoeuvre.
Not so, I did one and it really did take 6-8 weeks to show up in the airline account. For the same airline, Amex takes 1-2 days.

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The real question should be... why would anyone WANT to transfer Hyatt points into airline miles? That's a terrible use of points. I have a better idea... transfer your points to me and I'll BUY you airline miles!
Maybe, but it was a small amount that made the difference between claiming an int'l business class award or having it disappear. Then it took so long to transfer that the award did disappear while I was waiting.
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Old Jun 5, 19, 10:15 am
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Data point - Hyatt to AA (needed just a small top-up) - requested 5/29, posted 6 days later on Tuesday 6/3. I called in and the WOH rep said that the miles were marked to post on 6/3, so if you're wondering where they are just call in and they can tell you which sweep they'll be part of.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by Metanoia View Post
Data point - Hyatt to AA (needed just a small top-up) - requested 5/29, posted 6 days later on Tuesday 6/3. I called in and the WOH rep said that the miles were marked to post on 6/3, so if you're wondering where they are just call in and they can tell you which sweep they'll be part of.
Thanks, that's helpful to know.
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